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How to reorder MIDI notes in REAPER

December 9, 2022

You can reorder MIDI notes however you want in REAPER like this 👇

This is perfect when dealing with samples, especially drums! 🥁

A lot of times, drums are mapped using the GM standard mapping, which makes sense on a keyboard, but the order is a mess in a MIDI editor.

The old way to solve this was to create your own mappings and adjusting the notes in the sample engine itself… but then you’d be stuck with a custom mapping that isn’t very friendly with other samplers or people you are collabing with.

But now that you can reorder the notes, you don’t have to mess up with custom mappings! You can pretty much keep using GM mapping and reorder it however you like 💙

How to reorder MIDI notes

In the REAPER MIDI Editor, make sure you are in named note view. You can do so by going into View > Mode: Named Notes or just press Alt/Opt + 2 .

Now, hold Ctrl/Cmd as you click and drag up and down to reorder the MIDI note.

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Btw, in this “named note” view, you can rename/save/load MIDI notes. Check out this article to learn more about it: How to rename MIDI notes

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